Getting older is inevitable, but looking older doesn’t have to be. Many men and women spend thousands of dollars every year on over-the-counter products, prescription creams and fillers, and cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate their face.
But which products and procedures actually have positive, proven results in reducing the signs of aging? Below are some of the top wrinkle-reducing procedures that professionals recommend.
1. Retinoid Creams
Both prescription and over-the-counter products claim to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. What you should be looking for in these products is the ingredient retinol. Retinols cause a gentle exfoliation which helps to minimize wrinkles and skin hyperpigmentation. This is what helps to give your skin a more youthful look.
If there isn’t any retinol in your wrinkle cream or if there isn’t proven science behind the products you are using, you might be wasting your money.
This is a popular facial treatment that uses tiny, fine, sand-like particles or a very hard diamond-tipped wand to exfoliate cells from the top layer of the skin – and to promote new skin cells to regenerate.
While microdermabrasion is not a painful procedure, it can be uncomfortable in certain areas. There is practically no downtime necessary with this procedure because skin heals quickly afterward.
To achieve your desired results, your practitioner may recommend that you come in for multiple procedures spaced out with a few weeks in between.
3. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing uses high-intensity light to tighten loose skin, resulting in the reduced appearance of wrinkles and scars. Based on your age, skin type, and other individual factors, the results of laser resurfacing treatment and recovery time may vary.
Lasers have different levels of intensity that can reach the skin in different layers, from superficial or intermediate to deep. The results of laser skin resurfacing can last anywhere from two to five years, but this can be reduced if you smoke or don’t use a proper sunscreen when you’re outdoors during the day.
4. Botox or Dysport
A procedure many people are familiar with are the injection of neuromodulators, such as Botox or Dysport. These injections paralyze the nerves in your facial muscles, smoothing out the appearance of lines or wrinkles.
Depending on a patient’s frequency and how long they’ve been receiving injections, the effects can last from three to six months.
5. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers differ from neuromodulators in that they often fill the skin, rather than have an effect on the muscles. Fillers typically contain hyaluronic acid to add volume to the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in your body, but diminishes as you age. The effects of filler injections can be very natural-looking and can last between six months to two years, depending on the filler used.
6. Cosmetic Surgery
Lifting or removing the excess skin around the face, neck, eyelids, and forehead can give a tighter, more youthful look. In modern medicine, the risks of these procedures have decreased as they are able to be performed with smaller incisions strategically placed in inconspicuous areas resulting in less noticeable scars. These procedures are the most aggressive way to minimize wrinkles and loose skin, but are the most effective way to give you long lasting results.
Experienced Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey
Most of these services and procedures can provide you with a smooth, youthful look. Many can provide results that last from months to years.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Iorio here at Iorio Plastic Surgery Center, call us today at our Colts Neck location at (732) 780-9191 or our Brick location at (732) 458-7400. You can also use our convenient online appointment request form. We will soon be offering Virtual consultations as well. We offer a wide range of skin rejuvenation procedures and will tailor a treatment or procedure that is right for you. We look forward to helping you look spectacular.